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Old 09-23-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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Slippery roof polishing

So I am starting to polish the roof and I have come to the realization that the shinier it gets, the slippier it gets. How does one stay on the roof safely? I was thinking about rubberized bath mats but I will take any suggestions!! Thank god it is getting colder and I can stop this endless polishing soon!
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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try a couple of yoga mats. you can get them at garage sales as most people realize that the advanced yoga is impossible and you can use them again when you have to crawl under and around the airstream to fix things! joe in minnesnowda
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:14 PM   #3
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try a couple of yoga mats. you can get them at garage sales as most people realize that the advanced yoga is impossible and you can use them again when you have to crawl under and around the airstream to fix things! joe in minnesnowda
That is an outstanding idea, we have several repairs to make on our roof and I'm nervous about sliding off!
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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I took a 3' x 3' piece of 1/4" plywood and glued the rubberized shelf lining material to one side. This does not slip and will distribute your weight to a larger area when working on the roof.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:40 PM   #5
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Ladder or scaffold set-up would be safest, no slip mats might work though.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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Great ideas everyone! I love the idea of the yoga mats. In order to polish down the middle of the trailer you actually have to get on it. It is frightening up there!
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:49 PM   #7
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I bought a rolling scaffold at Harbor Freight for a very reasonable price. It has taken the "scary" out of the polishing procedure. The wheels lock and the platform is height adjustable. No more shaky ladders!
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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I bought a rolling scaffold at Harbor Freight for a very reasonable price. It has taken the "scary" out of the polishing procedure. The wheels lock and the platform is height adjustable. No more shaky ladders!

Can you post a link to that from their website? I can't find anything close to scaffolding there. I use a little giant ladder that's very sturdy, but there are times I'd like some scaffolding. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:12 PM   #9
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Harbor Freight scaffold

Please excuse the delay in getting back to you. The item number for the scaffold is 69055 and the website shows them at $199.99 today. I am very happy with the unit. Go to the Harbor Freight website and put the item number in the search box and you will find it. Good luck!
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:51 AM   #10
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anyone ever use Zephyr polishing prod. need to polish my 71 29 ft as
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:09 AM   #11
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What about using one of those mats that go in the floor of the tub? They have suction cups on the bottom and grip on the top.
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